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“Cool Story, Bro”: How to Tell A Worthwhile Story in Your Personal Statement

“Cool Story, Bro”: How to Tell A Worthwhile Story in Your Personal Statement

By Ryan Kelly

“Cool story, bro.”

Hang out with young people long enough, and you might just hear this phrase. As Urban Dictionary notes, it’s a sarcastic expression “used to indicate one's disgust or indifference towards a tl;dr story.” In case you’re wondering, “tl;dr” stands for “too long; didn’t read.”

Pre-Med News Roundup May 25, 2015

Pre-Med News Roundup May 25, 2015

Can Music Be Used as Medicine  Using biometric research, scientists in the Sync Project are looking at how music affects the body and brain.  We like this article, because it shows that research and medicine don’t have to be boring.

Oakland University  William Beaumont School of Medicine to Graduate First Class This Week  Oakland University is one of the newest medical schools in the United States.  Newer schools always have the element of the unknown, but the first graduating class does have a 100% residency match rate.
NIH Leads Effort to Enable Precision Medicine to Revolutionize Health Care Precision medicine may be the medical buzzword for the year, but it is more than just a phrase.  Medical schools, like Ohio State and the UC’s mentioned in the article, are going to be at the forefront of research on DNA sequencing and decoding the roots of cancer using extreme-scale computing and 4D imaging.

Pre-med News Roundup September 24, 2014

Pre-med News Roundup September 24, 2014

 

Your Surgeon Seems Competent, but Can He Type? A surgeon admits in his NY Times blog that while he can perform surgery, he has had a hard time keeping up with computerized charting. Read on to find out how he turns his weakness into a way to connect with his patients. 

After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover' This article analyzes the lessons scientists have learned who spend more time writing grant proposals than conducting research.

Under Affordable Care Act, 25 Percent Increase in Health Insurers Is Predicted One of the effects of the ACA is a rise in insurance providers, therefore raising competition between providers. We think this will be an interesting read for medical school applicants interviewing this cycle.